Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Lake George Arts Project presents Quilting in the Age of the Pandemic exhibit through Oct. 29

Those with the Lake George Arts Project are pleased to host a Quilting in the Age of the Pandemic Courthouse Gallery Exhibition which is open for viewing through Saturday, October 29. A closing reception is set to take place in the gallery on Saturday, October 29 from 4  to 6 p.m.

The MICA Quilt Raffle Group originated in 2015 at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded by Fiber Art Department faculty member Susie Brandt. Brandt organized a weekly gathering of students, staff, faculty, and alumni to work together on quilts that were eventually raffled to help fund student scholarships at the college. In 2017, their group expanded to include members of the African American Quilters of Baltimore.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Give new (after)life to those Halloween pumpkins

pumpkins composting

Compost for Good Announces 2022 Pumpkin Composting Events

After the Halloween festivities have died down, instead of putting your pumpkins in your garbage can, Compost for Good recommends giving them a new life by dropping them off at a local composting facility.

When mixed with wood chips, sawdust, straw or other high carbon materials, pumpkins can be turned into beautiful, life-sustaining compost. Before donating your pumpkins, please remove candles or other non-organic material that cannot be composted. Chopping or smashing them into small pieces would also help the microbes out, but is not necessary.  

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Adirondack Center for Writing Publishes New Prison Writing Anthology

In the spring/summer of 2022, with a grant from NYSCA and the support of the creative aging experts at Lifetime Arts Inc, the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW)created a writing workshop program at Adirondack Correctional Facility, a state prison located in Raybrook, NY. After sixteen workshops, the ACW asked the men in [the] classes to submit their favorite original poems, essays, and stories for a class anthology. I’m Telling You Now, Wherever You Are, is a testament to the fact that a person’s story does not end when they become incarcerated, nor does that person’s past cease to speak.

The anthology’s publication was celebrated on Tuesday, October 11 with a private reading at the prison.

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Old Forge: Hammered Dulcimer Concert/Lecture with Dan Duggan set for Oct. 18

On Tuesday, October 18, at 4 p.m., the Old Forge Library, located at 220 Crosby Blvd., will host award-winning musician, Dan Duggan, who will present a hammered dulcimer concert and lecture. The performance will feature both traditional and original music.  Dan will also discuss the history of the dulcimer both worldwide, and especially in the Adirondacks and northern New York. He will also display historical instruments made in the eighteen-hundreds.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Mohawk Nation: Film screening and discussion

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Ganienkeh is the independent land of the Mohawk people in upstate New York, whose sovereignty was re-established in 1974. Planned in collaboration with the Ganienkeh, this program focus on indigenous activism and current challenges to survival. This includes discussions of the process of cultural solidarity and creating innovative media practices.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

“Junction Function” community celebration set for Tupper Lake Train Station on Oct. 16

 

Tupper Lake, NY (October 7, 2022) – Downtown Tupper Lake will be hosting a community celebration, dubbed the “Junction Function,” at the Tupper Lake Train Station on Sunday, October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The free community event features local businesses, vendors, attractions, live music and artists.

Junction Function has been organized by the community of Tupper Lake, in partnership with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), to showcase Tupper Lake’s downtown area, businesses and local attractions. The event also coincides with the arrival of the first passenger train at the Tupper Lake Train Station in more than 40 years.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Haunted Hancock Program Returns to Ticonderoga Museum on Oct. 21

Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society will celebrate the Halloween season with a free program entitled “Haunted Hancock” on Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House located at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga.

 

“We will be taking a look at the dark and unexplained side of history,” said program presenter Diane O’Connor. “The supernatural is woven throughout history in a powerful way.”

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Lake Placid Film Festival lineup includes two documentaries, The Automat, and Brainwashed

The Lake Placid Film Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23. Festival organizers have announced an eclectic lineup of featured films, including two documentaries, The Automat, and Brainwashed. See below for details on these documentaries including links to view their trailers. This year’s festival presenters will be Lisa Hurwitz and Paul Hardart.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Invasive Species at Our Door: Adirondack Invasive Species Summit set for Oct. 19

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE—A summit to address two invasive species that are a threat to the Adirondacks will include a discussion on new research that shows a link between hydrilla and the death of eagles in the Southeastern United States. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program will host a free symposium, “Invasive Species at our Door: Adirondack Invasive Species Summit,” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake. The event will cover two species that could dramatically impact Adirondack forests and freshwater ecosystems: hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), a forest pest, and hydrilla, an aquatic invasive plant.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Wild & Woodsy ADK, photography exhibit featuring Tracy Genovese, on display at the Old Forge Library through Oct. 29

Wild & Woodsy ADK, an exhibit of photography by Tracy Genovese, will be on display October 7  through October  29 at the Old Forge Library located at 220 Crosby Blvd.

A self-taught photographer, Tracy has traveled to New Zealand, Argentina, China, Portugal, Italy and more, capturing the beauty and culture of each place with her camera, but her all-time favorite location to photograph is the Adirondacks.

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Friday, October 7, 2022

The Hyde Introduces Two New Exhibitions and a New Film Series

Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection is pleased to announce that the best British Theatre and Great Art from around the world are available to experience On Screen @ The Hyde. Beginning October 8, 2022, The Hyde Collection is the exclusive Capital Region area venue for this thrilling film series of great plays and exceptional art. Whether you show up for serious drama, romcoms, sold-out theatre hits, or award-winning
documentaries, we bring you unmissable experiences filmed live from Britain’s most exciting stages or captured from destinations worldwide. You’ll always have the best seat in the house at The Hyde Collection. Whether you’re watching Arthur Miller’s captivating The Crucible, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of sun, sea, and mistaken identity in Much Ado About Nothing, or touring the legendary city of Venice and its museums, streets, and canals – you’ll be at the heart of the action.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Raise a glass for bird conservation, sustainable farming

hex and hop and NNYA

NNY Audubon Society Sponsors Two Farm Grant Events in October

Northern New York Audubon (NNYA) is hosting two events, on the 7th and 9th of October, to benefit their new Farm Grant Program. The Farm Grant program, which aims to connect bird conservation and farming in a mutually beneficial way, will distribute grants to local farms to fund the development of bird-friendly habitats and agricultural practices. The program launched in July at a Trivia event at Hex and Hop Brewery in Bloomingdale, which raised over $1,100. NNYA is hosting two more events in October to wrap up their 2021 outreach and fundraising campaign.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Adirondack Loon Celebration set for Oct. 9 at Paul Smith’s VIC

Saranac Lake, NY– The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation invites one and all to celebrate Common Loons, one of the most fascinating Adirondack icons, at the Paul Smith’s College VIC (8023 NYS Rte. 30) from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. This free, fun-filled day will feature activities for the whole family, including:

 

1-4:30 pm: Meet the Adirondack Loon Center staff, enjoy delicious food by Adirondack BBQ ($), a silent auction featuring beautiful loon-related items, a scavenger hunt, and children’s crafts.

1:00 pm: Poetry Reading and Book Signing by Yvona Fast, author of Loon Summer

1:15 pmLoon Calling Contest

2:00 pm: Presentation by Jennifer Denny: A Year in the Life of a Loon

2:30-3:30 pm: Presentation by Dr. Jay Mager: A Light Lesson in Loon Music

3:30-4:30 pm: Music by Sara Milonovich and Greg Anderson

4:30 pm: Hornbeck Canoe raffle drawing

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Adirondack Artists Guild to feature Jeanne Danforth exhibit in October

“Every Which Way the Wind Blows,” an exhibit of recent paintings by Jeanne Danforth, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of October. The exhibit opens on Friday, October 7, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

 
Known for her ability to depict the flora and fauna of the natural world as well as for her renditions of farm animals, Danforth has created a new body of work in oil and acrylic.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Paul Smith’s VIC to host fall lecture series in October

The fall lecture series will be held at the Paul Smith’s College VIC again this October.

The series was designed to initiate important discussions relevant to the Adirondacks, allowing students at Paul Smith’s College and North Country Community College to interact with leaders in environmental science, policy and social issues. Lectures are open to all and the diversity in the audience has been important to the discussion and success of the series. Lectures were well attended last year and generated significant campus and community involvement and support. Lectures are archived for viewing on the Paul Smith’s College VIC YouTube channel.

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